Rubens painted his 'Lions den" (National Gallery of Art in Washington, inv./cat.nr 1948) somewhere between 1613-1617. Some of the preparatory studies for the original were preserved.
The original by Rubens knew an instant-succes and this religious depiction was widly copied. The dimensions of our painting make us believe it had a private destination instead of a religious one.
Oil on panel, 45,5 x 60,5 cm
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Jacques Courtois ( 1621 - 1676 )
A Cavalry Battle scene with an Italian City beyond
Allegory of Spring with Signs of the Zodiac (1 of a pair)
Tobias Verhaeght ( 1561 - 1631? )
The Temptation of Christ
Daniel in the lions den